Post Brexit red tape causes pig industry crisis

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The region's pork industry says it's facing a major crisis in the aftermath of Brexit.

Despite the trade deal agreed between Britain and the EU, the export of pork products is at a standstill.

Pig industry in crisis

The National Pig Association says overzealous Dutch inspection officials confiscating ham sandwiches from British hauliers is just the tip of the iceberg. 

A spokesman for the government agency DEFRA said : We are are working with traders to support their transition to these new arrangements and will closely monitor the situation to ensure disruption is minimised."

In the meantime the farmers biggest concern is that many customers who are essential for a business worth fifty million pounds a year will go elsewhere.